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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.


Molitor: Michel Molitor

Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations. Managing partner: Michel MolitorNumber of partners: FiveNumber of lawyers: 28Number of offices: OneLocation: LuxembourgMain practice areas: ­Banking and finance, […]

Freeth Cartwright unveils plans for post-LSA Birmingham growth

Freeth Cartwright’s Birmingham practice is set to move into a space three times larger than its current office as the firm continues to expand in response to the Legal Services Act. The Nottingham-headquartered firm has signed the lease on new, bigger offices on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham, with the expectation that it will make the […]

White & Case bulks up Moscow with two hires and one relocation

White & Case has bulked up its Russian presence with the addition of three new partners. Grigory Chernyshov, Jonathan Langley and Alexandra Schukina join the firm’s Moscow office. Chernyshov comes from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to head White & Case’s Russian dispute resolution practice. He was previously a partner at Egorov.  Langley relocates from […]

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Amarchand opens equity and anoints practice heads to kick off five-year plan

Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted five partners into its lockstep equity pool and created 11 practice heads as part of a five-year plan to grow to 1,000-lawyers and 100 partners by 2017. The firm has taken the steps after a year-long review conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), according to Mumbai capital markets partner […]

CoA agrees that Leigh Day must reduce Trafigura success fee

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down judgment in the latest bout between Leigh Day & Co and Trafigura, upholding an earlier ruling that Leigh Day must cut the 100 per cent success fee it charged for bringing a group action against the oil company to 58 per cent. Leigh Day sent shockwaves through […]

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